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Wadkin, Francis (b ? 1722) petitioner to the Board of Longitude)

 Person

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

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Letter from Francis Wadkin to 'Henry' [Harold] Parker, 1785-02-17

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 483-484
Scope and Contents

Originally enclosing an essay for discovering longitude at sea. Wadkin requests a reward to continue his work and points out that he had spent twenty-five years working on the longitude problem, and had published his first essay on the subject in 1760.

Dates: 1785-02-17
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letter from Francis Wadkin to Lord Keppel, 1782-07-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 481-482
Scope and Contents

Concerning his discovery 'that it is not 12 o'clock at one identical time in all latitudes on one meridian' and his invention of a method for using a telescope to determine longitude at sea. Wadkin also points out his poor financial situation and requests a reward. The letter was marked as undeserving of the Board's attention by Nevil Maskelyne.

Dates: 1782-07-19
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letter from Francis Wadkin to Sir Philip Stephens, 1788-04-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 485
Scope and Contents

Concerning his plan for raising the ship the 'Royal George'.

Dates: 1788-04-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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